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William SPINLEY + Emily WILHAM - Auckland 1800s

William SPINLEY was born in 1868
- he was a Coach Builder in Queen St, Auckland
- he married Emily WILHAM in 1890
- they lived in Auckland

- they had 3 children:
1892-1973 William Henry Barker Spinley
- William married Arabella STANCLIFFE in 1918

1893-1893 Clarence Percy Spinley
- Clarence died aged 10 months

1895-1966 Lucy Doris Spinley
- Lucy married George Haye Friend HYNES in 1919

In August 1892 William wrote this testimonial to the makers of HITCHEN BLOOD RESTORER:
... Karangahape Road, Auckland, August 25th, 1892
In justice to you I think it only right that others should know what a wonderful change has been effected in me by the use of Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, In Janury, 1890, when in Melbourne, I caught a severe cold, and had to lay up for five months. Several doctors whom I consulted told me that before I could recover I must run the risk of having an operation performed on my liver, that no medicine they could give me would do any good. I came back to Auckland and consulted several medical men, who said they could not do me any good, but advised me to go into the country. I went to Helensville, where I met Mr Bassett. He advised me to take Hitchen`s Blood Restorer, saying, "It cured me when I had been informed that there was no hope for me". I am glad that I took his advise, for I am to-day thoroughly cured, and can do a day`s work as well as even I did in my life. Anyone wishing to verify the above statements can find me any working day at Mr Adler`s Coach Factory, Upper Queen Street, when I will be happy to give a detailed statement. - I remain, faithfully yours, WILLIAM SPINLEY, Body-maker. I certify the above to be correct - H.A. ADLER, Coach-builder

- that ad was rerun in the Bay of Plenty Times in February 1895
- William died aged 27 in September 1895
- the ad may suggest cause of death
- his new daughter Lucy was then 8 months old

Emily remarried in 1900 to Joseph Frederick SOFFE (1862-1929)
- Joseph was a plasterer in Auckland

- they had 2 known cildren:
1901-1935 Reginald Clarence Joseph
- Reginald died aged 33 in 1935
- he is buried in Waikumete

1904-1922 Violet Verona Soffe
- Violet died aged 18 in 1922
- she is buried with her brother Reginald

William STRICKLAND + Mary Theresa NORRIS - Marlborough New Zealand

William STRICKLAND was born in 1850 in Port Underwood, Marlborough
- his parents were David STRICKLAND & Harriet BALDICK

William married Mary Theresa NORRIS in Blenheim in 1877

they had 11 children:

1878-1957 - Mary Jane 'Polly' Strickland

1879-1956 - David Henry 'Dave' Strickland

1881-1923 - James 'Jim' Strickland

1883-1965 - William 'Bill' Strickland

1886-1936 - Norris Thomas Strickland

1888-1876 - Strickland

1889-1968 - Strickland

1891-1978 -

1894-1921 - Elsie Strickland

1897-1900 - Marquerita Victoria 'Rita' Strickland

1898-1898 - George Francis Strickland

William Tarrant - HMS CALLIOPE, 58th Foot Regiment New Zealand 1846

William Tarrant was born in Beechingstoke, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England in 1824.

William arrived on the HMS CALLIOPE into New Zealand on the 22nd July 1846 as a Private in the 58th Regiment of Foot.

He married Maria Saywell in Lower Hutt, Wellington in 1852.

READ HIS STORY and that of others during the 1st New Zealand War:

William Thomas MOYLE died Mining Accident, Beaumont 1898

BEAUMONT is a small town nestled in the foothills of Otago

William Thomas Moyle (1874-1898) was the 3rd of 10 children (8 sons) of:
Francis MOYLE (1842-1940 of Carnbonellis Cornwall) & Jessie Mason LAWRENCE (1848-1938 of Aberdeen Scotland)
1871 - 1910 James Lawrence Moyle
1872 - 1924 Benjamin Eddie Moyle
1874 - 1898 William Thomas Moyle
1876 - 1936 Mary Mason Moyle
1878 - ? Frances Moyle (buried with parents, no date)
1881 - 1916 George Alexander Moyle, Somme, France 3 Oct
1883 - 1964 John Adam Moyle
1885 - 1963 Henry Arthur Moyle
1887 - 1868 Charles Edward Moyle
1889 - 1916 Albert Robert Moyle, Somme, France 16 Sep

Their father, Francis Moyle, was a Miner, Builder, Carpenter & Undertaker in Havelock, Waitahuna, Lawrence

Tuapeka Times, 15 June 1898

... An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of William MOYLE was commenced at Mr CROSSAN's Hotel, Beaumont, on Saturday, 11th instant, before Mr Thomas PILLING, J.P., acting-coroner, and a jury consisting of Messrs Robert McKAY, John JOHNSON, Hugh CROSSAN, Alexander CAMPBELL, and James RICHARDSON, Mr Hugh Crossan was chosen foreman, Sergreant KING conducted the inquiry,
... The jury having been duly sworn and an examination of the body made.
... The Coroner intimated that the Inspector of Mines had expressed a desire to be present at the inquest and it had, therefore, been decided, after taking the evidence ofidentificaiton to adjourn the proceedings till Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock, to enable the Inspector to be present.
... Francis MOYLE, carpenter, deposed that he had viewed the body of deceased, who was his son, WILLIAM THOMAS MOYLE. He was a labourer by occupation, and had been in the employ of the Beaumont Local Co-operative Company for about 16 months. He had last seen him alive about eight weeks ago. He was born at Waitahuna and was 24 years of age.
... At this stage, in order to save time on Tuesday, the jury visited the scene of the accident and made an examination of the ground.
......... ... On resuming on Tuesday morning
... Robert LEDLIE deposed that he was the mine manager for the Beaumont Local Co-operative Company and had been in that position for about four months. He had ten men employed in the mine, and when in regular work they worked three shifts. On the 10th instant they were engaged shifting the elevator plant, when all the hands were employed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deceased was employed as carpenter for the Company. Witness had told him on the previous day that he wanted the elevator plant shifted and he had full control of the work, which was started on Friday morning (10th instant), James McCORKINDALE, Neil DEMPSEY and James CUMMING were assisting deceased, and he had instructions to call on any of the other men to assist when required. He saw deceased off and on while he was engaged carrying on the work. His first duty in commencing was to make a cutting into the bank for the support of the stringers of the trestle work. This was carried out on the previous day. About 2.30 p.m. on the 10th, while witness was engaged in the Company's office, he heard someone calling out as though something were wrong at the mine. He immediately went to the works and found that part of the bank where the stringer was to be placed had fallen in on deceased. He was entirely covered by the fall. With the assistance of the other men he had the dirt immediately removed and deceased taken up on to the bank. He was not dead at the time, but quite unconscious. He died while being removed to the hotel, about twenty minutes after the accident. He (witness) did not think there was the slightest danger to the men in working at that particular place. The depth of the chambers cut out were about 7ft 6in, and the length about 10ft. Although he was not personally in charge of this particular work, he was perfectly satisfied it was being carried out in a proper and workmanlike manner by the deceased. He did not think there had been any carelessness in carrying out the work. The ground was of a sandy formation, but he did not consider it of a dangerous character.
... To Mr HAYNES (Inspector of Mines): Considering the depth of the cut and that the sides were practically vertical, he did not consider a system of "shoring" necessary. He thought, from his experience of the ground, that it would stand without support. He believed the fall was due to the frost of the previous week and the thaw on the day in question. He had not reported the accident to the Inspector of Mines of the Minister of Mines , as required by the Mining Act of 1891 (section 336). He had, however, wired to the chairman of directors of the company to do all that was necessary. As a matter of fact, he was not in possession of a copy of the Mining Act.
... To a Juror: There were two chambers cut into the bank. There might have been less danger of there had been only one chamber the full width.
... To the Coroner: He had instructed deceased to fill up the chambers as soon as the stringers were in position. He was fully satisfied that by leaving the block between the two chambers the ground was better supported than by taking it out and so forming one large chamber.
... Neil DEMPSY deposed that he was a miner living at the Beaumont and in the employ of the Local Cop-operative Goldmining Co. He was at work in the Co's mine, along with Wm. Thomas Moyle and James CUMMING, on Friday last, 10th instant. He was one of the men who cut the chambers into the bank to allow of the stringers being placed in position. At the time of the accident he was working, along with deceased, in the chamber, Cumming being on the trestles. Witness saw the fall of earth which caught the deceased; it struck him on the breast and crumbled over his head. Witness was only 5ft away from deceased, on the outer side of the chamber, at the time of the accident. It took a couple of minutes to get the deceased's head clear of the earth. When he was got clear deceased was quite unconscious and remained so until he died - almost 25 minutes after the accident. He did not look upon the ground whee the chamber was cut as at all dangerous,
... To Mr HAYES: there was no perceptible evidence of weakness or liability to fall in the ground. Witness looked upon the ground as quite safe.
... To a Juror: In the course of a casual chat a few minutes before the accident happened, deceased made the remark that he did not think there was any danger of an accident happening, as no feeling himself that the ground was unsafe in any way.
... James CUMMING deposed that he did not see the bank of the chamber give way, but almost immediately after DEMPSEY called his attention to the accident which had befallen Moyle, who was then almost buried up. With Dempsey's help, witness got deceased's head clear and then went at once to the telephone office to send a message for medical assistance. He returned in about twenty minutes, when deceased had expired . Witness did not consider the ground dangerous at the spot where deceased met with the accident. He did not think there was any carelessness shown by deceased in carrying out his work,
... To the Foreman: The telegram he sent to Mr Thompson, Chairman of Directors of the Co-operative Company was: "Moyle hurt; send doctor at once."
... Mr Hayes said he was of opinion, after an inspection of the mine and more particularly the spot where the accident happened, that the sever frosts and subsequent sharp thaw which set in was the primary cause of the ground giving way, resulting in Moyle's death. He did not think any blame was attributable to the manager, as all hands apparently were thoroughly satisfied that there was no danger. He would, however, recommend that in future work of this kind appearances of safety should not be trusted to, but a few "shoring" planks and cross stays used which would practically insure safety.
... After the Acting-Coroner had briefly reviewed the evidence.
... The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death" adding that there was no blane attributable to anyone, as all necessary precaution had been taken in carrying on operations at the mine.
... The Foreman took occasion, on behalf of the jurors, to thank Mr Hayes for his attendance at the inquest and the valuable assistance he rendered in the conduct of the proceedings.

NOTE Francis & Jessie and a number of their children are buried at Block 4 Plot 12 & 13 & 14, Anglican Section Lawrence Cemetery, Otago


William Thomas NEIL & Phoebe HAWTHORN - Wellington

William Thomas NEIL (1844-1893) married
Phoebe HAWTHORN (1855-1929) 23 January 1872

he was a Hotel Keeper & Gardener in Wellington
they had 8 known children:

... 1
1872 - 1879 William Thomas Neil
- William died 3 March 1879 aged 6
- he is buried at Bolton street, Wellington

... 2
1874 - Zoe Neil
- Zoe married Albert George CLIFTON in 1908
- nothing known of them after that

... 3
1875 - 1879 Ernest Edward Neil
- Ernest died 10 March 1879 aged 3 (a week after brother William)
- he is buried at Bolton street, Wellington

... 4
1877 - 1964 Agnes Jane Neil
- Agnes married Benjamin Thomas WILLIAMS (1873-1945) in 1895
- son of Richard WILLIAMS & Lucy RANDLE
- the known children of AGNES & BENJAMIN:
- (the name Osborn/Osborne also runs through Richard's siblings)
1895 - William Thomas Richard Williams
1896 - Herbert Osborne Williams
1898 - Lucy Osborne Williams
1900 - Cora Zoe Williams
1901 - Herbert Osborne Williams

... 5
1879 - Maud Mary Neil
- born 24 Aug 1879 on Tinakori Road, Thorndon
- Maud had a son, Horace Neil on 16 July 1900. He was 12 when his mother Maud died but as his stepfather moved to America in 1908 I do not know who cared for him. He served in WWI, married Clarice Ivy Rita Swiney in 1920, had 4 children and lived in Dannevirke
- Clarice was a daughter of William Barnard & Mabel Maud SWINEY of Wellington
- Maud married George Dietrich CHRISTENSEN (1875-1964) on 30 Dec 1902. He moved to America 5 years later. George was born on board the ship Lammershagen when his family emigrated from Denmark. He later emigrated to America in 1908, worked for awhile on Vancouver Island off the coast of Canada as a logger. He settled in Kansas. He died in Utah.
MAUD died 16 Jan 1913 in Wellington aged 32
- she is buried Plot 180 Z, section CH ENG at Karori
NOTE that in Bessie's marriage announcement she (Bessie) is said to be the 'youngest' daughter. This could mean Kate was deceased but Maud was still living! Was she 'disowned' because of Horace? Her marriage to George Christensen is not recorded in the papers although her witnesses were her father William and her sister Bessie
GEORGE died 1 Nov 1964 in Logan, Cache, Utah aged 89

... 6
1881 - Kate Susan Neil
- nothing found at this time

... 7
1884 - 1972 Bessie Ellen Gamble Neil
- Bessie married Luke Ellis HOLMES in 1902
Evening Post, 15 November 1902 HOLMES-NEIL - On the 30th October, 1902, at the residence of the bride's mother, 179 Cuba-street, by the Rev Kennedy Elliott, Luke Ellis Holmes, of Hanlow, Essex, England, to Bessie, youngest daughter of the late Thomas William Neil, of Wellington
LUKE died 20 August 1943 aged 66
BESSIE died 7 October 1972 in Wellington aged 88
- they were cremated at Karori

... 8
1888 - 1928 Henry Maurice Mark Hawthorn Neil
- Henry was a Draper
HENRY died 19 November 1928 aged 40
Evening Post, 20 November 1928, NEIL - On the 19th November, 1928, at Wellington, Henry Mark 'harry' dearly loved son of Phoebe and the late Thomas William Neil, A patient sufferer at rest
- he is buried plot 180 Z, section CH ENG at Karori

THOMAS WILLIAM Neil died 13 Nov 1893 aged 49
Evening Post, 14 November 1893 NEIL - On the 13th November, at the Wellington Hospital, after a long and painful illness, Thomas William Neil, aged 49 years; deeply regretted
- he is buried Plot 260, section CH ENG at Karori

PHOEBE Neil died 27 March 1929 aged 74
- she is buried Plot 180 Z, section CH ENG at Karori

The Lammershagen (which brought the Christensen family above) was wrecked 18 November 1882, west of Wales.
Taken from the interesting story Lammershagen Controversy

William Thomas STEER + Annie HORNBY

William Thomas STEER (1854-1923)
married Annie HORNBY (1859-1913) in 1876

they had 12 CHILDREN

... 1
1878 - 1891 Mabel Annie Steer
- Annie died 16 April 1891 aged 13
- she is buried Plot 22, Block 23 at Omaka cemetery

... 2
1879 - 1930 William Arthur Augustus Steer
- William married Alice BOTTOM in 1906
from Denniston ... Mr. Steer, Manager of the Butchery of the Denniston Co-operative Society, was born in Wellington in the year 1879, and educated in Blenheim. He learned blacksmithing, and was afterwards for a short time at the joinery trade with his father. Mr. Steer has been at the butchery business since 1898, and was appointed to his present position in the year 1905. He is a member of the Greymouth Battalion Band, and also of the Denniston Band
- a daughter of William & Alice, Mabel Annie Steer (1908-1931) was killed in Napier during the 1931 earthquake

... 3
1881 - 1938 Amy Frances Steer
- Amy married Jonathan BINNY (1881-1933) in 1908
Evening Post, 12 November 1938 On November 11 1938, at Melbourne (suddenly), Amy, wife of the late Jonathan Binny, and beloved mother of Mrs Edward Fearnley Millner Hall (May Frances), 280 Main Road, Karori; aged 58
- Jonathan was buried 26 Sep 1933, Plot 197C, PUBLIC3 at Karori

... 4
1883 - 1914 Ivy Priscilla Steer
- Ivy married Harold Dennis O'DONNELL (1882-1960) in 1911
- They had a son Kenneth Harold O'Donnell (1912-1981)
- Ivy died 24 June 1914 aged 31
- Harold next married Elizabeth Mary GUSH in 1923

... 5
1885 - 1966 Roy Gordon Steer
- born in Nelson
- Roy married Grace Isabel GOODWIN (1886-1961) in 1910
- he died 8 January 1966 in Waihi
- he is buried Plot 160, Block G at Waihi cemetery with Grace

... 6
1886 - 1942 George Stewart Steer
- no spouse found
- he served as Private 10/685 with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, Main Body. He enlisted from Pohokura. He embarked from Wellington 16 Oct 1914, his father was then living at Pembroke Road, Stratford, Taranaki
- George died aged 56

... 7
1888 - 1979 Queenie Kate Steer
- Queenie married William John SKEDGWELL in 1911
- they had a daughter, Queenie Hilda Skedgwell in 1912

... 8
1890 - 1952 Lena Annie Steer
- Lena married Charles HIORNS (1885-1926) in 1921

... 9
1892 - 1950 Mabel Jane Steer
- no spouse found
- Mabel died aged 58

... 10
1893 - 1966 Archibald Jesse Steer
- Archibald married Elsie May Wenlock STEPHENS (1901-1978) in 1922
- he served as Rifleman 26/1710 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company. He embarked from Wellington 1 April 1916. His father was then living at Pembroke Road, Stratford, Taranaki
- he died 17 Feb 1966 aged 72 & buried SOLDIERS BURIAL K Row 1, Plot 74 Waikumete

... 11
1895 - 1942 David Allan Steer
- David served in WWI as Private 10/937 with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, Main Body. He enlisted from Saint Aubyn Street, Hastings. He embarked from Wellington 16 Oct 1914, his father as next of kin was then living at Pembroke Road, Stratford, Taranaki

... 12
1901 - 1908 Donald Steer
- Donald died 12 April 1908 aged 6

Archibald, David Allan & George Stewart Steer are commemorated on the
Srathmore War Memorial

William Thomas Steer remarried in 1915 to Martha BERKETT (1857-1937), who had first married Philip Deck Smith CROSS (1855-1901) on 10 Sep 1877 in Nelson & had 11 children
- Martha was the 4th of 12 known children of William BERKETT & Maria Christina Sophia BUSCH who married in 1851 in Hope, Nelson

William Arthur Augustus Steer

William Wilkinson BLAYMIRES & Rose NEALE - Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty

William Wilkinson BLAYMIRES (1844-1931) was born in Bradford, Yorkshire
- an excellent family tree site for this family is Joseph Blaymires of Bradford - be sure to go to the Home Page for much more
- his parents were Joseph BLAYMIRES & Mary WILKINSON who emigrated to New Zealand on the MARINER arriving at Nelson on 20 April 1859

- William married Rose NEALE (1855-1901) in 1888

their children were:

1889 - 1973 George Wilkinson Blaymires
- born 1 October 1889 in Wairau, Marlborough
- George served with the 24th Reinforcements as Private 44818
- his Next Of Kin was his father William of Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty
- at the time of enlistment George was an Engine Driver
- George married Nora Margaret Cecilia HUNTER (1898-1928) in 1919
- he died September 1973 in Auckland aged 83

1891 - 1917 William John Blaymires
- born 1 October 1891 in Kaponga, Taranaki
- William served with the 25th Reinforcements as Private 46274
- his Next Of Kin was his father William of Paengaroa, [url]Te Puke[/url], Bay of Plenty
- he DIED OF DISEASE 16 October 1917 aged 26 in Belgium
- he is buried XXX.D.11A. at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France

1893 - 1962 Phyllis Mary Blaymires
- born 31 May 1893 in Kaponga, Taranaki
- Phyllis may not have married
- she died 18 March 1962 in Kingseat Hospital, Auckland aged 68

1894 - 1973 Joseph Neale Blaymires
- born 17 October 1894 in Kaponga, Taranaki
- Joseph married Ailene Brenda BRIGHTWELL (1897-1987) 17 Feb 1926 at St Andrews, Te Puke
- he was 31 & she was 28
- he died 25 July 1973 in Te Puke aged 80
- Ailene died 14 years after him, 26 Nov 1987 in Te Puke

1895 - 1976 Mary Rose Blaymires
- born 22 November 1895 in Kaponga, Taranaki
- Mary married George Alexander POOL (1907-1949) 13 Jan 1930 a St Andrews, Te Puke
- she was 34, he was 22
- Mary Rose died 29 May 1976 in Auckland aged 80
- she is buried in Albany, Auckland

1897 - 1984 Annie Sarah Blaymires
- born 2 June 1897 in Kaponga, Taranaki
- she married Arthur THOMPSON
- she died 28 May 1984 in Greymouth, Westland 5 ays from 87

William Wilkinson Blaymires died 2 May 1931 and is buried at Te Puke

William Wilkinson BLAYMIRES & Rose NEALE
- taken from the site Blaymires Family